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New state-of-the-art scanner for the Royal Alexandra Hospital

May 01, 2014 2:49 PM

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New state-of-the-art scanner for the Royal Alexandra Hospital

A new state-of-the-art CT scanner has been installed within the Imaging department at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley as a result of another major investment in diagnostic equipment by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

The new scanner is additional to the existing scanner which was installed in 2012. The increased diagnostic capacity will help to ensure that more Renfrewshire patients have access to a CT scan examination more quickly.

The selected scanner a Toshiba Aquilion Prime 160 slices/rotation produces high-quality clinical images in less scanning time than an older model which reduces the amount of time patients are in the scanner.

Staff will use the new scanner to detect diseases such as cancer and strokes and will be deal with more than 6000 patients every year.

Aileen MacLennan, Director of Diagnostics for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “This is a major half a million pound investment into diagnostic equipment in the Renfrewshire area which will ensure that more patients will be able to undergo CT examinations.

“This scanner is top of the range and having it in addition to the existing scanner will ensure that we are able to provide these tests for more of our patients more quickly which will help to maintain the patient’s clinical pathway.”

The CT scanner will be used for both outpatients and inpatients at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.


Royal Alexandra Hospital Radiographers Gavin Crook and Helen O'Hanlon are pictured at the new CT scanner

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